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BBC Wales History BBC Wales History | 13:36 UK time, Wednesday, 15 September 2010

An exhibition illustrating the rich history of the Ryder Cup golf tournament is to go on display at the Celtic Manor resort from 27 September to 3 October.

Ryder Cup Heritage Exhibition at National Museum Cardiff

Ryder Cup Heritage Exhibition at National Museum Cardiff

The Ryder Cup Heritage Exhibition is currently on show at the National Museum Cardiff, and has previously been staged at Newport's Riverfront arts centre. It will move to the tented village at the Celtic Manor in Newport during the 2010 tournament, and will be open only to Ryder Cup ticket holders.

A collection of Ryder Cup memorabilia, including archive photography, historic signed programmes and menus, team gifts and equipment, will bring to life the competition's 83-year history, from humble beginnings to the present day.

Councillor Matthew Evans, Leader of Newport City Council, said:

This is another great opportunity for local people to get up close and personal with The Ryder Cup. The history of the event and how it made its way to our city will make for a fascinating exhibition and will complement the exciting events programme taking place across Newport in celebration of 2010.

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